Tag Archives: Pete Buttigieg

New Rule Would Force Transparency On Airline Fees

From the Transportation Department: Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel search websites would have to disclose upfront—the first time an airfare is displayed—any fees charged to sit with your child, for changing or cancelling your flight, and for checked or carry-on baggage. The proposal seeks to provide customers the information they need to choose the best deal. Otherwise, surprise …

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Buttigieg Proposes Stronger Rules On Airline Refunds

The Hill reports: The Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a new rule on Wednesday that clarifies when airlines owe passengers refunds. The regulation is the department’s latest move to strengthen refund enforcement amid re-surging flight demand that has left the industry scrambling and sent passenger complaints soaring. “When Americans buy an airline ticket, they should get to their destination safely, …

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Buttigieg Roasts Rubio For Opposing Marriage Bill

The Guardian reports: The US transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, has delivered an emotional appeal for Republicans to support a law protecting same-sex marriage as it heads for the Senate. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Buttigieg – the first openly gay cabinet secretary – was asked about dismissive remarks about the Respect for Marriage Act, which also protects interracial …

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Buttigieg Roasts Rep For Mocking Biden’s Bike Crash: “I’m Glad To Have A President Who CAN Ride A Bike”

The Insider reports: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg clashed with Rep. Troy Nehls as the GOP congressman sought to turn a Tuesday House Transportation hearing focused on a bipartisan infrastructure law into a discussion of President Joe Biden’s mental state, complete with poster boards of Biden with the White House Easter Bunny. “Sadly, he shakes hands with ghosts and imaginary people, …

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Buttigieg: US May Act Against Airlines Over Disruptions

The Associated Press reports: The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. “That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are paying close attention here to what can be …

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Carlson Claims Pete Buttigieg “Breastfeeds” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Tucker Carlson brutally mocked Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg as an unqualified “kid” who “breastfeeds,” and has no business running the agency. The crack was part of a broader monologue the ridiculed the idea that social and racial equity has a critical role to play in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. After presenting the sorry state of public infrastructure …

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Buttigieg: Federal No-Fly List “Should Be On The Table”

CNN reports: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday that a federal no-fly list for violent airplane passengers should be evaluated. “I think that should be on the table,” Buttigieg said of the potential list on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The [Federal Aviation Administration] stands strongly with flight crews. It’s why you’re seeing some really harsh penalties and fines …

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Buttigieg: Paid Family Leave Is Not A Vacation [VIDEO]

“Look, paid family leave is important. It’s important as a matter of family values. It’s important to our economy. And one more thing that I think is maybe underappreciated. “When somebody welcomes a new child into their family and goes on leave to take care of that child, that’s not a vacation. It’s work. It’s joyful, wonderful, fulfilling work, but …

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Pete And Chasten Buttigieg Announce Birth Of Children

The Advocate reports: After announcing earlier this summer that they were expecting, Pete and Chasten Buttigieg have now revealed the birth of their two children. It is assumed that the children are twins. The history-making couple have been looking to become parents for some time. In August, the pair announced they would soon be growing the family, which already includes …

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Pete And Chasten Buttigieg Reveal They’ll Be Parents

The Hill reports: Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, are going to become parents. “The process isn’t done yet and we’re thankful for the love, support, and respect for our privacy that has been offered to us,” he wrote. “We can’t wait to share more soon.” The couple, who …

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Pete Buttigieg Warns Covidiot Air Passengers [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday urged travelers to respect flight attendants and other crew members who enforce federal mask mandates on planes, pledging strict federal enforcement against such abuse at a time of increasingly unruly behavior by passengers. “The flight crews and other workers you encounter, they’re doing their job,” he said. “They’re following regulations and …

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Long Overdue NYC-NJ Rail Tunnels Get Approval

The New York Times reports: For five years, the plan to build a second pair of rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey has been deemed one of the most critical infrastructure projects in the country. But it needed a green light from federal officials. On Friday, after years of delays during the Trump administration, that approval officially …

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Buttigieg Hopeful Cruises Can Resume By Mid-Summer

Tampa’s Fox News affiliate reports: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is optimistic that cruises can resume by mid-summer, as operators struggle to stay afloat one year after sailing was shut down due to coronavirus concerns. “Well, the bottom line is safety… I can’t wait for us all to be on the move …

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Pete Buttigieg: “Now’s Our Chance” On Infrastructure

Politico reports: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan would pay for itself while upgrading infrastructure from decades past. “Right now, we’re still coasting off of infrastructure choices that were made in the 1950s,” Buttigieg said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Now’s our chance to make infrastructure choices for the future that are going …

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Amazon Studios Picks Up “Mayor Pete” Documentary

Variety reports: If there were any doubt that Hollywood is still enamored with former presidential candidate and current U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, look no further than the heavyweight filmmakers and top distributor who will mount the story of his historic presidential campaign. “Mayor Pete,” directed by Jesse Moss, the co-director of last year’s “Boys State” and director of …

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Buttigieg Quarantines As Security Agent Tests Positive

CNN reports: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive for Covid-19, department chief of staff Laura Schiller said in a statement. Schiller’s statement says the agent has been in “close contact” with Buttigieg as recently as Monday morning. Buttigieg tested negative Monday and has not shown any symptoms, the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Swears In Pete Buttigieg

CBS News reports: President Biden on Wednesday morning is set to swear in Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, making the former South Bend, Ind., mayor the nation’s first openly LGBTQ Cabinet secretary. The Senate confirmed Buttigieg on Tuesday by 86-13 vote. Biden is scheduled to hold the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. 

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UPDATE: Buttigieg Confirmed With 13 GOP No Votes

ABC News reports: The Senate is poised to approve Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary, the first openly gay person ever confirmed to a Cabinet post, tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s wide-ranging agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change. Buttigieg’s nomination was set for a final vote Tuesday in the full Senate, after the 39-year-old former …

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UPDATE: Senate Panel Advances Buttigieg In 21-3 Vote

The Washington Post reports: The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to decide whether to give a thumbs-up to Pete Buttigieg’s nomination as President Biden’s secretary of transportation. Buttigieg sat for a friendly 2 1/2 hour hearing before the committee last week, delivering a wide-ranging performance that impressed Republicans and Democrats alike. Buttigieg, 39, stands to become …

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LIVE VIDEO: Buttigieg Testifies At Confirmation Hearing

CBS News reports: A Senate committee will hold confirmation hearings Thursday on Pete Buttigieg, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Transportation Department. Buttigieg is expected to outline his vision to uphold the safety of travelers, improve the nation’s infrastructure system and fulfill Mr. Biden’s infrastructure goals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If confirmed, Buttigieg would oversee a department that requested …

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